Gregory Denali Pro
By S. Dee Davis
When you need to get away for a really long time, this is the pack you want on your back. The Denali Pro was also designed for professional guides, and with its whopping 7,000 cubic inches of cargo space, you can easily stash two weeks’ worth of food and gear. The downside is that it’s one of the heaviest packs we reviewed, but it’s also one of the most durable, with rugged Cordura and Spectra nylon construction and dual aluminum stays that shift weight effortlessly onto the hips while also stabilizing the whole (huge) load. It was also named the best value among expedition packs by Backpacker magazine in 2003. This pack is available for $375 to $500.
- Capacity: 7,000 cubic inches
- Weight: 8 pounds
- Exterior pockets: 5+ main
- Access points: Top/front
- I’d love to take this pack on a trip to: Denali (Mt. McKinley), of course. Wouldn’t mind testing it out on a two-week epic trek across Yellowstone National Park’s remote Thorofare region as well.
|As an avid golfer and tennis player for most of his life, he enjoys researching the latest in golf and tennis technology as well as analyzing his own game. He has been a writer and reviewer for a dozen years… See more about S. Dee Davis|